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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 9, 2012 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Totally understandable. I saw it at Giants and Star Lake in '92(within 5 or 6 shows of each other I think) and people were definately trashing Knockin' at the campground at Star Lake. I know people dont like it.

I was fortunate enough to see this one:

http://archive.org/details/gd1989-04-09.fob.thompson.motb.83523.sbeok.flac16

Just a few months before I went into The Marines. I cannot tell you how many times in bootcamp I laid there remembering this, exactly how I saw it, when I could not sleep. Its such a great memory for me - hence the love. Touring before going into the service made many of those tough days very bearible. I still had not even processed all craziness of spring and summer of '89 by the time I was at Parris Island.....So this one would probably be my third choice for sure for obvious reasons.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 9, 2012 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Not as good as 7/21/76 can't find stream or torrent,but similar in style.Starts at about 107:00,nice solo at 113:15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1_mLM4fT0

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 10, 2012 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Dude I was there too and the people and staff and whole scene outside was awesome but that was one f'ed up show inside I thought. We all called it the brown acid show. So many freak outs and the band trying to get there but not quite making it till the end. Even for what I would have called a low show the lack of venue hassle during the the whole thing still made it a really good time.
BTW the Knockin does! rock at this show.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 11, 2012 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

That makes perfect sense. When I say my buddy remembered space, you shoulda seen his eyes talking about it....This was July I talked to him about it, which makes it 25 years since. Dude acted like it still freaked him out kinda just talking about it. This aint no rookie either, he started touring in the early 80's before my day. He obviously lost his marbles that night, and many of us have been there.

Im guessing it might have been an actual double dipper or soakers. At least 100-150 mic's. Shit that heavy can spook even the most seasoned travelers. Too much Too fast.